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Sunday, August 10

Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30 am Mass

Men's Basketball                          8:00 pm  Parish Hall            


Monday, August 11

Holy Rosary Hour                          1:00 pm Chapel

Quilting                                                   1:30 pm Parish Hall  

Prayer Shawl                               7:00 pm Neri Center


Tuesday, August 12


Hoagie Sale Pick up         12:00-6:00 pm Parish Hall

Wednesday – August 13

Friendly Visitors after the 5 pm Mass Parish Hall

Garden Club             5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Church grounds



Thursday, August 14

Pennsburg Manor Nursing Home Mass  2:15 pm

Vigil Mass of the Holy Day             5:00 pm Church

Men's Basketball                           8:00 pm Parish Hall



Holy Day Masses in Church      8 am, 9:30 am & 7 pm

Quilting                                                   1:00 pm Parish Hall


Saturday – August 16

SPN Charismatic Prayer Meeting   9:30 – 11 am  Chapel


Sunday, August 17


Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 9:30 am Mass

Men's Basketball                           8:00 pm Parish Hall





Holy Rosary Hour - Monday, August 18 - 1pm – Chapel  
Craft Guild Meeting – Tuesday, August 19 – 1 pm – Parish Hall  
Garden Club-Wednesday, August 20 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm  
Martha Ministry Meeting Wednesday - Aug. 20 after the 5:00 pm Mass  
Men's Basketball - Thursday, August 21 – 8 pm – 10 pm  
Quilting – Friday, August 22 – 1 pm Parish Hall  
Children's Liturgy of the Word - Sunday, August 24 - at 9:30 am Mass  
Parish Breakfast – Sunday August 24 -7:00 am - 12:30 pm Parish Hall
  Men's Basketball - Sunday, August 24 - 8:00 -10:00 pm










There is a Car Show Committee Meeting in the Parish Hall Meeting Rooms on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 pm.

Questions, call Pete at: 215.679.6942 or Gene at: 215.679.7082.



Friday, July 25 - 6:00 pm -10:00 pm

(registration begins at 5:00 pm)

rain date: Saturday, July 26 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

(registration begins at 9:00 am)



VOLUNTEERS will be needed for security, kitchen and food stands. 

If you would like to volunteer, you can fill out a volunteer form, call Shirley at: 215.679.9275 or email Doris at spnvolunteers@yahoo.com





TUESDAY – August 12th

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

COST:  $5.00

Orders due:

Tuesday – August 5th

Call Rita: 215.679.7009 or

Pat: 215.679.5675










EPIC – A Journey through Church History

The next ten (10) week session will start Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm and Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:30 am. (this is due to First Friday) in the Neri Center.  You can come either in the evening or morning; whatever your schedule permits.  If you have been part of the first ten (10) weeks, this is a reminder for the next sessions; if not, you are invited to join in the program.  This will be the second ten (10) week class starting in the 1300's (weak Leaders and Schism), through present day.  We view a DVD and this discuss what we saw (the comments from the class are varied and help us to form a better understanding of our belief).


Won't you join us?  If you feel you haven't caught up, you can borrow the first DVD and study at your leisure.  You are required to have a workbook that covers all the questions for each session.  The cost for new students is $25 for the workbook.  If you have any questions, call Joan Lampart: 215.529.5686 or jmlampart@verizion.net.



The Garden Club works on the grounds every Wednesday (April - October) from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm weather pending.









Attention Parishioners…are you looking for a way to give back to the Parish?  We are seeking volunteers to help with the SPN Catholic Family Life Center Library.  The books will be available during class times on Friday evenings (7-8pm) and Saturday mornings (10-11am).  No experience is necessary! 


If this idea is appealing and you can afford an hour, call Terry: 215.605.5576 or email trbrooks422@comcast.net.








contact Doris at gmomdecker@yahoo.com, Tom: 215.783.9781 or email Tom: tasp2102@comcast.net.





Catholic Family Life Center




For further information, call Tom Dewees, Director at: 215.679.2237 or spncflc@comcast.net.










Sister Patricia at: 215.679.2282.




The Adult Altar Servers are looking for a few good men and women to assist with serving at the Lord’s Table.  Training will be provided.

For more information, please call Pete Frank at: 215.679.6942 or Trish Dornisch: 215.208.2913.

Needed Youth Altar Servers:

If you are a boy or girl who has made your First Holy Communion and are in the fourth grade or higher we would like you to consider joining our group of Youth Altar Servers.  Parents, please encourage your son or daughter to become an altar server.  if you have questions, please send an e-mail to Deacon Mike at:  deaconmikefranks@verizon.net.

Needed Adult Lectors for Weekend Masses:

We are in need of additional men and women who are of high school age or older to become Lectors for our weekend Masses.  If you are interested please send an e-mail to Deacon Mike at:  deaconmikefranks@verizon.net. 



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Call Janet: 610.754.6541 or Rita: 215.679.7009.





Parish Council


Members-at-Large act as general representatives of the Parish and are the communication link between the parishioners and the Council.

Saint Philip Neri Parish Council Members-at-Large welcome any questions or comments you may have.



Keith Greczek                   Dave Klauder

ksgreczek@gmail.com           stickman@enter.net

Tony Bauer                          Theresa Walker

carbonero@peoplepc.com      cheg1978@comcast.net

Ed Felix                            


Matthew Fuhs










Any questions, please call LaRue at: 215.679.3086 or the rectory office: 215.679.9275.



St. Philip Neri Catholic Family Life Center



Please contact Tom Dewees, Director at: spncflc@comcast.net







For more information, email: spnym@comcast.net.


SPN ROSARY SOCIETY . HOLY ROSARY HOUR : Holy Rosary Hour is on Mondays at 1:00 pm in the Chapel.  Questions, please call Kathy at: 215.272.2130. 




We are happy to announce that SPN is now sponsoring our Frontier Girls Troop.  This is a Christian based organization for girls K thru high school; they build mothers and leaders of the future through life skills, leadership, patriotism, character building, teamwork and service to others. 


Our troop meets on Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Social Hall Meeting Rooms; the girls break up into age groups for activities.


Come join us at a meeting or call Karen Britton 267.374.2799 or Eileen Koch 215.696.2089 for more information. 


Some upcoming activities include the Upper Perkiomen Halloween Parade on October 20 which begins at 7pm and a trip to Savidge Farm for a hayride and the pumpkin patch on October 26 from 1-3 pm.  No meeting on October 25; will meet November 1.





Our Garden Club of St. Philip Neri Church needs your help to maintain the Church grounds. Any questions, please call Lee Johnson: 679-6309.


MASS GREETERS Fourth Quarter Greeter Schedules are available now in the small room off of the vestibule. If you would like to be a greeter, please call Shirley at the rectory: 215-679-9275 or email Doris at: gmomdecker@yahoo.com.


  Greeters are needed for Saturday and Sunday Masses.   Greeters arrive at Mass about 15 minutes before the start of Mass; greet parishioners at the door, help take care of any special needs; and distribute the Bulletins at the conclusion of Mass. 

  If you would like to be a Greeter on a regular basis or as a substitute, please call Dawn at: 215-679-2160, Shirley at the rectory: 215-679-9275 or email Doris at: gmomdecker@yahoo.com.


A Friendly Visitors Ministry Meeting is planned for Wednesday, April 2 beginning at 3:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room.  Guest Speaker is Sheila Ruth from Open Link to talk about their services and events.  Any questions, call LaRue Emmell at: 215.679.3086.





A televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family from 6:30 am to 7:00 am each Sunday.


THE SUNDAY MASS is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers out of New York City and is available nationally on local affiliates. 

Too early for you?  Tape it, tivo it, or watch it online.  For more information consult the website: www.TheSundayMass.org.




SAINT PHILIP NERI CRAFT GUILD call Connie Marks at: 610-287-9829.


Newcomers should call Connie Marks at: 610.287.9829 if you would like to become a member of the Guild

Call Connie with any questions: 610.287.9829

Saint Philip Neri Church Quilting Group. Come join our group and have fellowship as we quilt.  If anyone is interested, please call Connie Marks at 610-287-9829. Anyone interested in quilting or would like to learn how to quilt, please consider joining the St. Philip Neri Craft Guild. For more information or questions; call: Connie – 610-287-9829, Rita – 215-679-7009 or the rectory office – 215-679-9275.


There will be a Carnival Committee Meeting on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Meeting Room.







Our Library is open and waiting for visitors!  We are open on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and would be open more often if we could have a rotating Volunteer Schedule.  We have a good assortment of Spiritual reading as well as reference materials which could be utilized by school children. We are located in the Rectory Meeting Room and our books are just waiting for you.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Kathy Kulp at: kathrynkulp@yahoo.com. Any questions, please call Kathy: 267.923.5173



The Parish is in need of an Associate Leader to continue with the Parish Library.


If you are interested, please call Jerry McAllister at: 610.754.6593 for details.  Although some knowledge of a functioning library would be helpful, it is not a requirement.



If you have any questions, please call JoEllen Carr at: 215.679.6547.


Parish Breakfast: - June 29,2014, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$7.00 - Adults, $6.00 - Seniors, $4.00 - Children ages 5 through 9, 4 and under eat FREE!


RCIA:  We resume in our parish RCIA process in September.  Anyone who wishes to join the Catholic Church or learn more about the Catholic faith is invited to join us on Thursday evenings.  If you would like further information please call the rectory at 215.679.9275 or email: Deacon Mike Franks at deaconmikefranks@comcast.net.Leave your name and phone number.  Deacon Mike Franks will contact you.  Watch the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks.


Dorothy Bartholomew, Leader





“The Lord heals the broken hearted”.  Come and let the Lord heal you by sharing your grief, and help others share theirs.


If you plan to attend the Support Group, you must call Sister Patricia: 215.679.2282 so there will be adequate seating and materials.  If no answer, leave your name and number.

H.O.P.E.(Helping Other People Enthusiastically).  Our H.O.P.E. Leader is Trish Dornisch. She can be reached at: 215. 208.2913. All H.O.P.E. requests should call Trish at: 215.208.2913. Thank you, Trish, for your generous response to service requests. H.O.P.E. Volunteers for the Weekend Team - We have more and more requests from parishioners who would like a ride to Mass



Attention H.O.P.E. Volunteers!  The new 2013 Team Schedules are now ready for pickup in the vestibule of the Church.

URGENT NEED: NEEDED: Drivers for H.O.P.E. Helping Other People Enthusiastically. Can you give 3 to 5 hours a month of service to one of God’s people?   Some H.O.P.E. Volunteers have had to leave due to new responsibilities and unexpected health issues.   If you can answer your Baptismal call to serve in H.O.P.E., call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282.  If no answer, leave a message. Say your number, twice.

MARTHA MINISTRY The Leader for Martha Ministry is Pat Belsky.



LaRue Emmell, Leader        215.679.3086

For Nursing Mothers:

Are you pregnant and getting close to delivery? Or are you the parent of a newborn? If you are planning on nursing your baby or having some problems with nursing and in need of support, Elizabeth Ministry has a mom who wants to help you.  Call Sharon McMullen at: 215.896.3630.





Not ready for the Rocking Chair yet??  Come out and join an exciting group of people that meet one Saturday a month; we do lots of different activities and really enjoy each others company. The Neri Social Group is not a Singles Club; it is for people looking for something different to do. We are open to any suggestions that provide entertainment for the group.  We like to laugh a lot, go places and of course, eat! 

Hope to see you there…we meet the 2nd Saturday each month in the Social Hall at 2pm.  Call Kathy at: 215.272.2130 with any questions.


It was voted for our April 12th meeting to play games and everyone bring their favorite snacks to share. (date corrected; always 2nd Saturday)

Our meeting begins at 2:00 pm, BUT, if you would like to join us in an exercise walk in the parking lot, we will be starting at 1:30 pm.  Should it be raining, we will walk in the gym.  Everyone is welcome!  Questions...call Janet: 610.764.6541 or Rita: 215.679.7009.








DORCAS FUND: Don’t forget CHANGE FOR CHANGE for the Dorcas Fund. It is your opportunity to help our Parishioners who may be having temporary financial difficulties due to the economy.

PARISH COUNSELING AVAILABLE Confidential, professional counseling can be provided through our Parish Outreach Office. The types/kinds of counseling that can be done are: Relationship Counseling; Marriage Counseling; Situational Counseling; and Project Rachel Counseling (for women who have had an abortion). Call for an appointment: 215-679-2282. If no answer, leave your first name and number. Say the number, twice. 


  If you are interested, please call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282.  If no answer, leave your name and number.  Say your number twice.




Become a Member of the Historical Committee



The Historical Committee will now meet on the third Tuesday with the exception of April (that meeting will be the fourth Tuesday) in the Library of the school in East Greenville. The dates for the remainder of 2014 are:  April 22; June 17; July 15; August 19; September 16; October 21; and November 18.  All meetings are at 7:00 pm.



Come join us as we discover our past, record our present and shape our future.  The Historical Committee is looking for new members.  Our committee needs people with varied talents to bring our history together. Some work can be done on your own time and in your own home.


A partial list of what is needed includes interviewers and photographers.  We need people to work on the computer, clip items from the newspaper, scan photos and list goes on.  Call Shirley at: 215.679.9275, Dawn: 215.679.2160 or email Doris: gmomdecker@yahoo.com if you are interested in being part of this committee.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY of the WORD Children in First Grade thru Third Grade are eligible to participate. 




The Charismatic Prayer Group will now meet from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the Chapel. 

This is in effect Saturday, October 5.  Questions, call Rich or Barbara Grochowski: 484.415.0361.



CEMETERY MEMORIAL TREES Memorial Trees are available for purchase to be planted throughout our Parish Cemetery “Holy Cross”. The cost is $425; this covers the price of the tree, its planting and the Memorial Plaque. Shade and Evergreen Trees will be planted throughout the cemetery where space is available. To purchase a Memorial Tree, please call the rectory.



Did you know that . . . Pennsylvania has launched a new website to access social service programs? 

The website is:  www.heretohelp.pa.gov.  If you see something that will be helpful to you, be sure to apply for it online.






Will you help?  Our monthly Sunday Bingo has four (4) rotating teams which means each team works only three (3) times a year.


Bingo begins at 1:00 pm and is usually finished by 4:30 pm.


We need your help with the pre-sale of Bingo Specials and Pull-Tab tickets. 


Pre-sale hours are 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

(no experience needed).  Come join in the fun!


Call Sandy at: 267.923.8761 or email: slrothenberger@netscape.net for more information.

Donated baked goods are needed for Bingo. Soups needed for Bingo. If you would like to help call Rita: 215.679.7009.

Social Networking with the Archdiocese


The Office for Communications invites you to stay connected and informed on the latest news throughout the Archdiocese.


Archbishop Charles Chaput’s official Facebook page:



Become a “fan” of the official Archdiocese of

Philadelphia Facebook page:



You can also follow the Archdiocese on Twitter:



And for the latest videos check out the

Archdiocesan YouTube channel:




We are happy to announce that Salt + Light Television is now able to offer its broadcast signal to American cable companies for cable viewers in the US.  Over the past 10 years, Salt & Light Television network has been a valuable tool of Evangelization, faith education and live broadcast of global Church events. Now they will be able to bring their coverage of national and international Catholic events, original programs, documentary films and daily Mass to your living room…but they need your help.  We need to convince our cable providers to download the signal and make it available.  Visit www.get.saltandlight.tv or call: 1.855.YES.4.SLTV to connect with your local cable company and request Salt + Light.


  CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS: A calendar of social and spiritual events for Catholics in their 20's and 30's within  the Philadelphia Archdiocese is now available at this website: www.stillcatholic.com/PHILLY.htm.

TV MASS - 2011 Sunday Missals - Now available


The Archdiocesan office for Communications has copies of the 2011 Sunday Missal available for homebound parishioners who view the television Mass on WPVI-TV, every Sunday at 5:30 am. 


If you or someone you know is interested in receiving a missal free of charge (donations are accepted; a postage paid envelope is included) please contact the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747 OR communof@adphila.org

MENS 30 & OVER BASKETBALL The Men’s 30 & Over Basketball is actively looking for more parishioners to come out and play on Sunday evenings from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Parish Social Hall. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and exercise in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere.  Please contact Don Abramo if you are interested at: 610.906.1515. 


The Knights of Columbus, Fr. Leo Letterhouse Council #6614, meet on the second Sunday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Council room at the rectory. 

Any practicing catholic gentleman, wishing to join the Order can contact Jerry Gillespie at: 215.679.4510.






NEWS!  NEWS!  NEWS!  The Silver Spirits Group has been REVAMPED to include men and women, 55 years of age and older who live a single life. This part of Silver Spirits is for socialization designed to affirm, support and encourage others in similar situations.  Meeting and socializing with single persons 55 and older, who live in St. Philip Neri Parish has the potential to reinforce the benefits, rewards and values of single life.  As we transition through life, friendship and companionship with other older singles in our parish faith community becomes important.


Watch the Bulletin for further information on REVAMPED Silver Spirits.


Troop 591 Scout News

Recent Outings of Troop 591


February:  On February 16th, Troop 591 visited Valley Forge State Park for their 101st annual pilgrimage.  After an opening ceremony, members of Troop 591, along with other troops from the area, began going through stations.  At each station, they received a demonstration of some aspects of life during the Revolutionary War. The troop ate lunch while at the park.


March:  On March 16th, Troop 591 helped the church with an electronics recycling project. The purpose of the drive was so local residence could drop off their old, broken electronics to be recycled. The troop helped by gathering and sorting electronics. Members of the troop then enjoyed a brief pizza break and then cleaned up the Stations of the Cross.  Later that day, the troop went to Reading to go rock climbing at Reading Rocks.  Members of the troop over age 13 helped climbers by controlling the ropes, allowing them to climb and descend safely. The boys climbed all different walls, easy and hard, including some where the wall was actually slanted in some areas! The weekend also involved camping at the troop’s cabin in Perkiomenville. 


May:  On May 18, the troop biked the Perkiomen Trail from Green Lane Park to Central Perkiomen Valley Park.  The ride was tough, but the scouts proved worthy of the challenge.  The ride covered 16 miles, and was a true test of rider and machine.  The day concluded with fishing in the Perkiomen, which proved a harder challenge.


Troop members who attended these events include Boy Scouts Patrick Souder, Matthew Souder, Liam Daley, Ben Kaminski, Andrew Hunsberger, and Thomas Heibeck and leaders Mr. Ben Gouldey, Mr. Andrew Souder, Mr. Robert Whittaker, Mr. Joe Smith and Mr. Tom Devine.   


Upcoming Events:  June—monthly campout; July—canoe trip down the Delaware; August—campout at Delaware County Gun Club for gun safety and shooting lessons.  The Troop will attend summer camp at Resica Falls is Bushkill, PA from July 28 to August 3, hoping to top last year’s haul of 36 merit badges.


If these type of activities sound fun to you, please call Andrew Souder at 267-253-9717. Boy Scouting is available to boys who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.



  Andrew Souder, Troop Committee Chairman, 215-804-0845 or andrew@rafind.com.

Boy Scouts – Tuesday evenings in parish Hall from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm. Join our Boy Scouts by calling Mark Walther, 610-754-6541. ST. PHILIP NERI BOY SCOUT TROOP 591. email: Troop-591@comcast.net or phone: John Walsh at 215-679-6029 or write us at: Troop 591 1077 Palm Hill Road, Palm, PA 18070.

Phaith magazine returns!



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If you have any questions, OR cannot attend, please feel free to call:


Brian Carnesi, Athletic Director




Brian Carnesi – Athletic Director

267.218.3477 or bcarnesi@hotmail.com



We are pleased to announce that the required positions for the CYO Program have been filled.


Thanks to all the volunteers for keeping this very valuable Program ongoing for the youth of St. Philip Neri Parish.


Name:                                     Position:

Chris Ferdock                         President

Athletic Director                     Brian Carnesi

Treasurer                                C.J. Conklin

Secretary                                Lisa Carnesi

Snack Stand Coordinator      Carolyn Garry


More information regarding the CYO will follow in the coming weeks.




July 4, 2013. Mass will be held in the church at 9:00 AM. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue in the chapel all day until 3:00 pm. Come and pray in the presence of the Eucharist. The Blessed Sacrament can never be left unattended. Please sign up for an hour or a half an hour. Make a commitment to the Lord. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule of church. Your involvement is essential if we are going to have all day Adoration every First Friday.



The Parish of St. Philip Neri needs SCRIP Sellers for the following Masses:


5:00 PM Vigil Mass,

7:30 AM & 11:00 AM Masses


Please call Trish Dornisch at: 215.208.2913 if you can help.


MUSIC MINISTRY - Always on our WISH LIST---more musicians, cantors and choir members!

Organ Repair Fund -- Our M.P. Moller pipe organ is 45 years old and needs to be rebuilt. The proposal for the re-build is $71,000. If you are interested in making a contribution, drop an envelope in the collection basket or send an envelope to the rectory marked: Organ Fund.

Thank you for you generosity.

Email us at: spnofc@comcast.net